Welcome to Horsham Junior Baseball Club
We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to HJBC, where your child is guaranteed to enjoy the great game of baseball, and have loads of fun!
We have now completed the 2015 baseball season (updates) and are now beginning fortnightly Winter Training sessions at Billingshurst Leisure Centre. Please contact the club's membership secretary if you would like to be added to our mailing list for information on these sessions.
This seasons Opening Day of the Horsham Junior Baseball Club Games will take place on Saturday 21st May 2016.
The day will be an opportunity to invite all friends and family along and enjoy the games, BBQ, refreshments, raffle and generally soak up the atmosphere of the club.
We are hoping to also raise funds for the club to go towards equipment and medals to use during the season. In order to achieve this, we would ask where possible for the following donations and help.
DONATIONS CAN BE HANDED TO COACHES OR COMMITTEE MEMBERS TO BE BROUGHT TO THE FIELD ON SATURDAY.
Raffle donations (tickets £1 a strip) - chocolates, toiletry gift sets, toys, unwanted gifts etc. If you are lucky enough to work somewhere that may also consider making a donation we would be grateful for their support.
Tipsy Wheelbarrow Raffle adults only (£1 a ticket) - single cans of lager/beer, bottles of wine, any unopened unwanted alcohol gathering dust on your shelves.
Second Hand Sale - do you have any Baseball T-Shirts, pants, gloves or equipment that you no longer need and would like to donate for us to sell ?
We will also have the popular 50/50 raffle (£1 a ticket).
Other fun activities between games include -Grand Slam Home Run Derby £1 per person (Major field)
If any of our wonderful parents would like to give a little of their time on the day and VOLUNTEER with the BBQ, Snack Shack or selling raffle tickets then please let us know or just offer a hand on the day please email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in assisting on the field with coaching, umpiring or scoring then please do let us know as we are always keen to get more parents involved and all of our coaches and volunteers are parents who have stepped up to the plate.
Now for the important bit........
The Schedule (times are approximate)
All Players arrive at 9:30am
Opening Day introductions take place at 10:00am
Training start at 10:15am
10.50am Team and Individual Photos will take place prior to each game (where possible).
APPROX TIMES PITCH 1 Major League (11 - 16 years)
11am - 12:30 Major League
12:30 – 13:30 GRAND SLAM HOME RUN DERBY (time for the adults and childrento have a swing of the bat!)
APPROX TIMES PITCH 2 Minor League (5 - 11 Years)
11am - 12.30pm
Please can everyone do their very best to get to the field by 9.45am ready for the opening presentation. Please arrive in White Baseball pants, and Black Socks and trainers, your club cap and shirt will be issued to you before the game.
At approximately 10am all members will be announced and led out onto the field by their coach. This is an ideal photo opportunity for all you proud parents to see your kids lined up in their league.
Anyone wishing to make donations to the raffle on the day please deposit these at the Snack Shack / Raffle stall.
This is the first games day of the season so enjoy yourselves and lets make this day FUN AND MEMORABLE FOR EVERYONE.
New to baseball? Look at this beginner's guide to baseball and Horsham Leisure Link's interview about the history of HJBC
HJBC was on TV!! Watch the CBBC Newsround feature on our club